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´╗┐Alberta task force to study ways to invest in new energy technology Alberta shouldn face problems if the federal government imposes a carbon levy because the province has already taken steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions, Premier Rachel Notley says. message we have been hearing and the signalling we have been receiving, from the federal government is that their approach is one where the actions that have already been taken by Alberta will be considered adequate, Notley said Monday. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna nike e gift card said over the weekend that Ottawa is prepared to impose a price on carbon on any province that can't come up with one of its own, or a cap and trade system. She also said the government will stick to existing targets for reducing carbon emissions set by the previous Conservative government, which aimed to reduce emissions 17 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020 and 30 per cent by 2030. Although those goals have been criticized in the past for being inadequate, Notley said she hasn spent much time on the issue, adding that setting such objectives has achieved little over the last two decades. what we have through provincial governments and through the federal government is real policy change and real action that sees significant reductions in emissions, then what we can do is go back to the targets and look at nike quarter zip pullover how we can turn the dial on them to get more progress. Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing. While there was skepticism about Alberta record in this area, the audience of more than 300 people reacted warmly when she outlined the province climate leadership plan, she said. talked about the fact that it completely possible for Alberta to reduce its emissions while remaining one of the most important oil producers on the planet. As part of the climate plan, the province expects to collect $9.6 billion over the next five years from payments by large industrial greenhouse gas emitters as well as the new $20 a tonne carbon levy that kicks in Jan. 1. Out of that revenue, $3.4 billion is set aside for large renewable energy projects, transformative innovation and technology, bioenergy schemes, and plan implementation. Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous announced Monday he creating a task force to recommend where to spend an unspecified portion of that money earmarked for green technology and innovation. The advisorygroupwill outline howto invest in ways that will meet the government's climate change objectives, what percentage of the carbon levy should go toward innovation, and how to tell whetherthe climate plan is succeeding. is important not just because of the world changing technologies that we can discover here in Alberta, but also because it can help us create good jobs for Albertans, Bilous said. The task force is chaired by Gord Lambert, Suncor retired executive advisor on sustainability and innovation, who was part of Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel and sits on the board of Alberta Innovates. Vic Adamowicz, vice dean in the University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. Shelly Vermillion, who has spent much of her career working with First Nations communities and people from areas struggling to launch and grow businesses. Suzanne West, president of Imaginea Energy. Sara Hastings Simon, director of the Pembina Institute's Clean Economy program in Alberta. The group will meet next month with business, community, First Nations and other organizationsin Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie and Lethbridgebefore filing areport to Bilous in November. The minister said the study isn intended to be made public, but he will consider the idea. have told us that putting a price on carbon is half the equation, but you also need to invest in innovation, in clean technology, to get to the desired outcome. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code. { phone } { addressPostalCode } By clicking "Create Account", I hearby grant permission to Market to use my account information to create my account. I also accept and agree to be bound by Postmedia's Terms and Conditions with respect to my use of the Site and I have read nike shoes nordstrom rack and understand Postmedia's Privacy Statement. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code.